Occupy Library Innovators HUBSharing Cafe
[ November 30, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Welcome to Ukraine! Sharing Cafe by @Occupy Library Innovators HUB, 8th of December, 10:30 EET

Libraries and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) provide support for communities to grow and develop. Their partnership is crucially important, when we are faced with different challenges: social and economic crisis, pandemic, military action, etc.  Sharing experiences and visions help us to get new knowledge, innovative ideas, useful methods and find out how to make our life better. 

Join the Progress Foundation and Ukrainian Library Association at Welcome to Ukraine – Sharing Cafe and learn about the Ukrainian context and experience, get info about different initiatives and about partnership between libraries and CSOs. 

Come together for a conversation – how libraries and CSOs are bringing changes and innovations to their communities, making them more sustainable and answering people’s needs.

Join the “Welcome to Ukraine! Sharing Cafe” by registering here: https://forms.gle/yNbEJtGf5TYnH8WL7 

About Occupy Library Innovators Hub


The Occupy Library Innovators Hub project is implemented by Progress Foundation Romania, in partnership with Сentre for Cultural Management (Ukraine), Library Association of Ukraine (Ukraine), EduAct (Greece), Library Association of Moldova (Moldova), National Library of Moldova (Moldova), Ashoka România (Romania) and National Library of Romania (Romania) in the framework of the "Black Sea NGO Forum Sub-granting Scheme For Activities That Support The Development Of CSO Regional Networks", within the project „Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND with the financial support of the European Union. The network establishment will organize online webinars and sharing events (October 2020 - March 2021). During the project, case studies and best practices will be documented and compiled in a comprehensive collection to be made available online to all interested stakeholders.  The goal of this endeavor is to provide support for public libraries to contribute to active citizenship and life-long learning in their communities. Moreover, by implementing the project in 5 countries and creating a community of practice among library and CSO professionals, this project aims at learning about the best ways to bring libraries from the region into a professional network through which they can implement shared projects.


About Progress Foundation


Established in 1996, Progress Foundation is an experienced Romanian NGO that pilots local initiatives in the field of education/training, (e-)inclusion and community development, and then scales it up, at national level - as innovative and impactful best practices. Progress Foundation’s projects are developed using county and local libraries as lifelong learning hubs and social innovation centers, to reach out to any social group and/or citizen, especially the most marginalized ones. Starting with March 2016, Progress Foundation is privileged to be a member of FOND – the Federation of Romanian Non Governmental Organizations for Development.

For further details:

Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro


Occupy Library Innovators HUBSharing Cafe
[ October 27, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Recording of Sharing Café: Welcome to Romania!

“Welcome to Romania! Sharing Café”, Wednesday, 21st of October was a great opportunity to learn about the Romanian context and opportunities, get info about local initiatives, and discover how libraries and CSOs can make the world better! During these 90 minutes, we explored and discussed concrete examples of library-CSO partnerships from Romania with the help of our guests: Anca Pop – Cluj County Library, Alina-Mihaela Nicola – Vâlcea County Library, Ovidiu Ana – Progress Foundation, Ioana Crihană – National Association of Public Libraries and Librarians from Romania (ANBPR), and Maria Kovacs – Volum Association, and our facilitator Ruxandra Miuți – National Library of Romania.


Sharing Cafe: Welcome to Romania! - free sharing session for the Occupy Library Innovators HUB community